The Sierra Club is a national, member-supported environmental organization that seeks to influence public policy in Washington D.C., in the state capitals, and locally through public education and grass-roots political action.

As one of five Groups within the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Harvey Broome Group is based in Knoxville, TN, and focuses on Knox County and seventeen surrounding counties in East Tennessee. Our namesake, Harvey Broome (1902-1968), was a founding member of the Widlerness Society and a native of Knoxville TN. 

The Harvey Broome Group undertakes important conservation issues, offers year-round outings to enhance appreciation of the outdoors, and presents monthly programs that range from experts in environmental issues to entertaining speakers who have explored our world.

See the About Us page for more about who we are and what we do.

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1. Tennessee Chapter Summer Meeting August 7-9. Grace Point Camp and Retreat Center

2. Harvey Broome Group Annual Picnic August 11 (See the Programs page for details.)

Tennessee Chapter Summer Meeting Information:


Our Quarterly Chapter Meetings are a great way to get to know people from across the state that share a common goal of exploring, enjoying and protecting our environment. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to learn the about conservation issues in Tennessee.

The August meeting will held at Grace Point Camp and Retreat Center located on Watts Bar Lake near Kingston TN. The camp has over 250 acres of land, and nearly two miles of shoreline along the lake. Canoes and kayaks are available for no charge. There are hiking trails and a fire pit. There are bunk-style accommodations in the cabins and Retreat House. Photos of the site.

Chapter committee meetings will be held during the weekend, as well as a business meeting on Sunday morning. Sit in on one or all, or take off and enjoy the camp and its many offerings.

The Saturday night program will be “Wildlife Viewing in Tennessee: Programs, Funding and Opportunities” presented by Bill Reeves, TWRA Chief of Biodiversity. Bill will talk about what the Biodiversity Division does, who are the wildlife watchers in Tennessee, and what they spend and contribute, plus finance and budgeting for wildlife diversity, and what we can do together to improve biodiversity in Tennessee.

Prices for the Weekend are low and include breakfasts and Saturday night dinner. You need to bring your own linens or sleeping bag, towels, toiletries, plus Saturday and Sunday lunches and beverages. There are a few restaurants in Kingston for Friday night dinner, or bring your own. 

We share the cooking and cleanup duties, so be prepared to sign up for a chore when you check in with us.

Members of the Harvey Broome Group, will be on site by 4 P.M. Friday evening, ready to welcome you.

Early Bird Price - e-mail your registration by Friday, July 31st - $40.

Children 15 and under are free.

Regular Price - $50. College Students - $15.

SPECIAL: 1/2 price for first time attendees.

1-day only price with meals: Sat/$15 and Sun/$10

TO REGISTER: Email Bob Perlack at

(Specify Vegetarian or Omnivore!)

PAYMENT: Pay when you arrive and receive your sleeping assignment.


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